UNODC continues support to the Iranian Anti-Narcotics Police

Source: Paris Pact

Geographical area: Global

Date: 11 November 2021

UNODC Country Office in Iran, in coordination with the Drug Control Headquarters of the Islamic Republic of Iran, organized a specialized training at the Domodedovo Training Centre under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Moscow, from 27 September to 1 October 2021, to support and enhance capacities of the Iranian Anti-Narcotics Police (ANP) for investigation of drugs related crimes. This was the first training since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. A delegation of ten professional police officers from the Iranian ANP participated in the specialized training abroad.


The specialized training aimed to strengthen professional skills and enhance knowledge of the Iranian Anti-Narcotics Police officers, including several topics on international law enforcement cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking, human rights issues in the course of investigations of drug trafficking, classification of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, characteristics of illegal clandestine laboratories, methods of identification of concealment and smuggling of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances,  and special tactics of investigative examination in cases of drug trafficking. Both partners, from ANP Iran and MoI Russia have expressed their interest to enhance training programmes and cooperation to make countries safer from illicit drugs. This capacity building activity is directly related to operational recommendations adopted under the Pillar I (Regional Cooperation) and Pillar III (Precursors) of the Vienna Declaration, which serves as a roadmap for the Paris Pact Initiative.